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Commercial Property Solicitors

Title Investigations for Land & Property

Our experienced team of specialist Commercial Property solicitors, based in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, can advise you in relation to land and property title investigations.

Whether you are purchasing a commercial freehold or leasehold property, intending to enter into a lease of commercial premises, or buying land for development, it is important to investigate the title to that property before you commit.

We will carry out checks to make sure that the seller/landlord is entitled to sell the property/grant a lease of the property to you. It could be that there is a title restriction preventing a transfer in certain circumstances, or a provision in a headlease prohibiting the granting of a sublease without consent (e.g. from a lender or superior landlord).

Title Defects

It is also important to establish whether there are any defects in the title that would adversely affect your interests, or prevent you from using the property for your intended purpose. For example, there could be a restrictive covenant on the title which prohibits the use of the property for a certain trade or preventing use other than for the existing use. Breaching restrictive covenants can be costly if enforced by those benefitting from the same and in the worst case scenario could make the property unusable or the value plummet.

Protecting Your Rights

We will also check that the title to the property includes the necessary rights to enable you to access and use the property. The title will reveal rights granted for the benefit of the property. Any additional rights needed would then be included in the transfer or lease. Likewise, the title could include rights reserved for others, and if so, it is important to review whether these rights could adversely affect your use and enjoyment of the property. For example, someone may benefit from a right to construct a road on the property you are going to purchase or go over it for some other purpose. You will want to consider whether the reserved rights are acceptable or, if not, explore options for dealing with them before agreeing to take the property.

For a lender, title investigation is vital to ascertain whether the property will provide sufficient security. If there are defects in the title this could adversely affect the value of the property or prevent the lender from realising their security.

We can help you with this. We have extensive experience of investigating title including large, unregistered pieces of land.

Please see further information on our team of Commercial Property solicitors and our full range of services. 

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Our Commercial Property Solicitors

For expert legal advice call our Commercial Property team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

John Dingle

John Dingle

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Jane Gunnell

Jane Gunnell

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Luke McMath

Luke McMath

Partner

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Katja Wigham

Katja Wigham

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Pippa Garrod

Pippa Garrod

Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Asma Muneer

Asma Muneer

Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Gemma Smith

Gemma Smith

Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Louisa Baker

Louisa Baker

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Geena-Mae Bucknall

Geena-Mae Bucknall

Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Olivia Foster

Olivia Foster

Legal Assistant, Commercial Property

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of Commercial Property solicitors, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to our clients’ needs and aims, we are committed to providing you with clear, practical, commercially focused and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Having acted for many of the UK’s leading lenders, advised on over £250m of development land deals in one year and in relation to some of the highest profile premises in Reading and the Thames Valley, you can trust in our significant expertise and experience.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ADVISERS

Our established relationships and experience in working with lenders and other leading firms, including agents, surveyors and other solicitors, can help to minimise the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

Our comprehensive range of legal services allows you to manage and coordinate all of your commercial needs, and where relevant your private client interests, more efficiently and effectively using a single firm of solicitors.

“Blandy & Blandy’s excellent team is responsive, commercial and prepared to roll up their sleeves.”

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